Women who find the courage to break free from a narcissist cannot always choose to walk completely away. Some of us are forever tethered to our narc by the bonds of a child. Most of us feel isolated and somewhat crazy. Because what is happening to us as we try to parent our children is, well, unbelievable. I write about it because it’s real. And it has to stop.
If you aren’t familiar with the One Word 365 project, I encourage you to check it out. It’s not about changing the world. It’s about changing yourself. From the inside out. By focusing on one word for an entire year. Using that word to frame the way you think, the way you respond, the way you live, the way you breathe. Be careful what you choose, it will become you.
Some people blog for fun. I blog because I have to. Literally. Without this blog I’d have no record of the insanity I live through on a daily basis as I try to navigate the world of coparenting with a narcissist. Writing a blog like this isn’t fun, it isn’t glamorous, and the risk of it being discovered and used against me in court is very real. But the story must be told.